Call Me “Mudbound-Tonya Lady Bird Project 2049” in the Shape of Dunkirk, Missouri

National Board of Review 2017 Acting Winners: https://t.co/az4dcefD6S Tom Hanks, "The Post"Meryl Streep, "The Post"Willem Dafoe, "Florida Project"Laurie Metcalf, "Lady Bird" pic.twitter.com/mnWVhMmzwZ — IndieWire (@IndieWire) November 28, 2017 OK, folks, our awards season bash has kicked off, and we’re at least three festivals into it so far: The National Board of Review, the New York Read More …

Reminiscing Kaiseki Thanksgiving in Japan

If you can believe Trump is [still] in office, you might believe anything (thus, “fake news”…). Welp, let’s avoid that ugly topic today. Part of coping (though unintended) was a trip last year to three main cities of Japan mid-November: to Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka. Goodness gracious, if you have a passport and/or ever get Read More …

Five Smashing Performances Plus Truman 20 Years Later

While “award-season” is now on, just know that whether or not an actor or crew member “ultimately wins” an Academy Award still may not mean jack. Knowing which performances and techniques were most effective is all part of the craft, and this is surely one of the most subjective arts in technological performance history. “The Read More …

Kickoff Trailer Bash to the 90th Golden Night

Cinebuffs like me and [maybe?] you are elated it is finally officially the so-called “awards season,” past that typical summer blockbuster moment that, with few exceptions, is the lame excuse for Hollywood to continue wasting more money on endless sequels and remakes, all unnecessary. It is finally time again for their movies that can matter! Read More …

On Both Sides: Their “Emperor’s” New Clothes

Well, isn’t this interesting: two people of high power, one from each end of the political spectrum, now sailing in the same ship of doom: frowned upon by the general public, and yet one was removed from position, and the other continues to bask in their supposed glory as long as they can manage. Their Read More …

One Year and 8 Minutes

It doesn’t seem real, and it’s already now just past a year since “8 Minutes” debuted to the public. I was and still am particularly proud of its editing style, meshing together three music songs to convey an evolving history of the earth, a sped up lifespan and one outlook at 5 billion years ahead, Read More …

100th Post: Point Shoot ‘n’ Eat – 109 – Big Apple Eating

For our 100th blog post: It’s our newest Point Shoot ‘n’ Eat from New York with Garett Thomas, sharing the many fine dining restaurants, bars and cafés he’s visited during his mini Manhattan vacation! Parkside yearnings. #elevenmadisonpark #firstbites #catan #mayfair #clams #fennel #cheesecake #caviar #pickles #sturgeon #tilefish #parsnipribbons #pumpkin #charliebrown #agedveal #appleciderdoughnut #multicourse #winepairing #vacation Read More …

Not Fake News: Re-releasing “Brave New World” the 1st Time!

“…[I]t isn’t only art that’s incompatible with happiness — it’s also science. Science is dangerous. We have to keep it most carefully chained and muzzled.” While that line almost sounds right out of daily dialogue from current POTUS, it contains adjectives perhaps too complex for that to typically occur. Instead, it is a line from Read More …

Shared from SM Daily Journal: “It’s like every second counts”

To spread the good news even further, my interview with columnist Austin Walsh has been published in a featured article this week in the San Mateo Daily Journal all about my commute, and others like me in the Silicon Valley. I had an interview recently that lasted just over a half hour and we touched Read More …